Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and his wife Hilda Patricia Marroquin intersected the volume during the inauguration ceremony of the Guatemalan Embassy in Jerusalem on May 1
JERUSALEM – Israel am On Wednesday, he greeted another new embassy in Jerusalem as the diplomatic consequences of the Gaza bloodshed intensified and Israel and Turkey blamed bitterly.
The international denunciations cast a shadow over what Israel had once again displayed this week: Guatemala's president slashed the newly embossed US embassy in his new embassy in Jerusalem in a tidy office park on the other side of the city.
It was the first country to join the United States, officially proclaiming the embattled city as the Israeli capital and bringing with it Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a list of prominent US delegates.
Beyond Toast and Congratulations, Israel was, however, prepared for an expansion of diplomatic confrontation – led by Domino-style expulsions and insults to Turkey.
Turkey has expelled the Israeli ambassador and consul on Tuesday. This led Israel to avenge its own evictions of leading Turkish diplomats.
On Wednesday, Israel's outgoing ambassador Eitan Na & # 39; eh received an unusual search at Israel's airport in an overt attempt of public humiliation, including taking off his shoes. Members of the Turkish media had been invited to witness the event.
"This is an inappropriate treatment of Israeli ambassador Eitan Na'eh," the Israeli Foreign Ministry responded in a statement. She summoned the Turkish diplomat hours later. (19659009) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Netanyahu had already exchanged insults on Twitter following the chaos on the Gaza border fence with Israel, which had blocked the coastal enclave for more than a decade.
Israeli troops open fire Palestinian protests in Gaza seek to break the border, kill around 60 people and injure thousands. Israel and the United States claim that the protests were carried out by Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza. But many Palestinians say they only hope to draw attention to the worsening conditions under the Israeli blockade.
In another push to Turkey, Israeli lawmakers called on the government to officially recognize the Armenian mass murder of Armenians a century ago as genocide – an act that will provoke fierce anger in Turkey.
"The man who sends thousands of Turkish soldiers to occupy Northern Cyprus and invade Syria will not preach to us if we defend ourselves against the invasion of Hamas," Netanyahu wrote on Twitter. "A man whose hands are drenched in the blood of countless Kurdish civilians in Turkey and Syria is the last person who can preach on military ethics."
Meanwhile, convictions from Europe showed no signs of easing.
Ireland Belgium and Luxembourg called on Israeli ambassadors to express their concerns about what many of the Israeli troops consider excessive force against unarmed Palestinian civilians.
Israel said that a significant number of those killed were members of various militant Islamist groups in the Gaza Strip who used mass demonstrations to invade Israel and carry out terrorist attacks on its civilians.
"Lethal force may only be used as a measure of the last case, not the first case, and only if there is an imminent danger to life or serious injury Attempting to approach, cross or damage the fence poses no danger to life and limb and is not a sufficient reason for the use of live ammunition, Rupert Colville said. English: www.mjfriendship.de/en/index.php?op…95&Itemid=55 Statement by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
On Monday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas described the killings in Gaza as a "massacre" and accused both Israel and the United States. On Tuesday, he remembered the Palestinian ambassador in Washington, Hussom Zomlot.
Further steps came on Wednesday, when the Palestinian Authority recalled ambassadors to Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria – four E.U. Members who expressed interest in opening embassies in Jerusalem.
The Palestinians were furious that the ambassadors of these countries participated in a Sunday session of the Israeli Foreign Ministry to pay tribute to the US move to Jerusalem, a city that the Palestinians also consider as the capital of a possible future state In Jerusalem, not only was it a hostile act against the people of Palestine, we mourn 70 years of "Nakba" but it is also a violation of international law, "said Amal Jadou, Deputy Minister for European Affairs in the Palestinian Foreign Ministry, Nakba, Arabic for Disaster , a term for the flight and expulsion of an estimated 700,000 Palestinians seven decades ago in the creation of Israel.
For Israelis, the opening of US and Guatemalan embassies in Jerusalem is a cause for celebration Sovereignty over Jer recognize that Israel conquered from Jordan 51 years ago after the Arab-Israeli war. Most countries have failed to recognize Israel's rule over the city, where a third of its residents are Palestinians, until Israelis and Palestinians reach some kind of peace agreement.
But such steps have only served to alienate Palestinians. They see the opening of the US Embassy as the ultimate strike against America and Abbas warned that this move would accelerate the Palestinian war of independence.
None of the diplomatic fallouts seemed to dampen the festivities in the new Guatemalan embassy on Wednesday.
Morales, who flew mainly to Israel, was accompanied by a handful of his ministers, congressmen and other dignitaries in his country. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, GOP mega-donor and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, as well as some superficial evangelical leaders were also present.
At the event, which did not have open media coverage, it was no coincidence that Guatemala was the second country after the US Embassy opened in Jerusalem.
"They were the second country to recognize Israel," he said, referring to Guatemala's role in lobbying the Israeli establishment 70 years ago during a UN vote.
Guatemalan Congressman Marcos Fenando Yax, who said he had come to Israel specifically for the event, said that most people in his country believed that was the right thing to do. "Eighty percent of Guatemala are Catholic and they support this Morales movement."
The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is a separate, internal problem.